State Rep. Jeff Clemens‘ joint resolution allowing Floridians to vote on whether they want to legalize medical marijuana in the state during the 2012 election has picked up a Senate sponsor.

State Sen. Larcenia Bullard, D-Miami, has introduced a resolution proposing the creation of articles in the state constitution that would “allow the medical use of cannabis by citizens.”

Clemens, D-Lake Worth, told Capitol News Service that the topic of medical marijuana is “a compassion issue.”

“It’s an issue of people in this state that are going through tough times and a lot of physical pain and if they want to use this particular drug as opposed to a more heavy prescription narcotic,” he told the News Service. “I don’t think there’s any reason why we shouldn’t let them.”

Sixteen states have already legalized medical marijuana.

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